Multiculturalism Part 2
1. Analyse the concepts of 'protective' and 'polyglot'
Protection of minorities (and their cultures)
"it will try to protect your culture, as you could be treated as outcasts"
Avoidance of assimilation/oppression
-Internal to the minority group "how the members live, live out their identity"
"We could argue its not just for protection, but maybe we want it to be stronger, celebration of
diversity, not just negative measures, we should embrace it as it has value in itself"
Expansion of autonomous (you give yourself rules) choice
Borrowing and 'appropriation'- "you make it your own, something that not from your culture part
of your identity"
e.g. going to an Indian restaurant, buying fruits from Chinatown
CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY????
Cause IT CAN ALSO BE SEEN AS A MISREPRESENTATION, A JOKE, OR MOCKERY OF THE CULTURE
2. Dimension of multiculturalism
1. Challenge to 'nation' (as cultural community)
Coexistence in state-bounded territory
Political - Cultural boundaries
Controlled/ homogenised by the state?
-Weakening of nationalism (cosmopolitanism)
Culture as 'community' " encompasses you in your daily life"
Entire life of individuals
2. Recognition/ compensation minorities
trying to create change
Unequal power and cultural incompatibility
"Canada visible(self explanatory) and invisible minorities< people by looking at them it's not
obvious, religious minorities; EXTERNAL ASPECT"
Historical (First Nations) minority vs. migration minority Quest for group rights (specific set of rules that only apply to this group)
Democracy - citizenship
Form of anti-colonial discourse and struggle (political control, same head of state)
Relevant to the U.K.
Culture as centre of political emancipation
Universalism as a Western power tools (cul